agriculture

FAO panel meets to examine ethical issues of globalization, agricultural growth

As the scientific community begins to give higher priority to the moral dimensions of economic and farming development, an expert panel set up by the United Nations agricultural agency met in Rome today to examine ethical issues related to globalization and agricultural intensification.

Import dependence could threaten Near East food security, FAO warns

The high dependency on food imports in the Near East poses a formidable challenge for countries throughout the region and exposes them to a number of food security risks, including higher prices, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.

Aquaculture expected to play greater role in global food security, UN agency says

Aquaculture is expected to boost global fish supplies over the next two decades, further helping to reduce poverty and food insecurity, according to a new publication released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

UN agriculture agency warns of increasing malnutrition among urban poor

Most cities in developing countries face the prospect of increased malnutrition and health risks if they do not improve people's access to adequate and safe food, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.

UN agriculture agency announces new initiatives to improve food safety

Following recent incidents that have caused turmoil in the world food markets and raised concern among consumers, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced a series of initiatives aimed at improving food safety and quality.

UN predicts rise in global cereal output but says increase will not meet demand

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) today released new statistics on global cereal production, predicting increases in this year's output but warning that supply will still not meet demand.